‘Black Monday': Showtime Drops Trailer for Stock-Market Crash Comedy on Date’s 31st Anniversary (Video)
Don Cheadle, Andrew Rannells, Regina Hall and Paul Scheer navigate Wall Street’s worst-ever day
Tim Baysinger | October 19, 2018 @ 10:30 AM
Last Updated: October 19, 2018 @ 10:47 AM
Showtime released the first trailer for its new comedy “Black Monday” on the 31st anniversary of the worst Stock Market crash in Wall Street history (Oct. 19, 1987).
The 1980s-set series stars Don Cheadle, Andrew Rannells and Regina Hall. The series takes viewers back to Oct. 19, 1987 – aka Black Monday. To this day, no one knows who “caused it” … until now. Per Showtime, “Black Monday” is the fictional story of how a group of outsiders took on the blue-blood, old-boys club of Wall Street and ended up crashing the world’s largest financial system, a Lamborghini limousine and the glass ceiling.
In addition to starring, Cheadle will serve as executive producer alongside Caspe, Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg, who will direct the pilot.
Paul Scheer, Yassir Lester, Michael James Scott and Eugene Cordero will also star, with “Happy Endings” alum Casey Wilson, Ken Marino and Kurt Braunohler to recur. Bruce Dern, “The Big Bang Theory” star Melissa Rauch and “Saturday Night Live” alum Horatio Sanz have also signed on to appear.
“Black Monday” is a co-production by Showtime and Sony Pictures Television, where Caspe’s Shark vs. Bear banner has an overall deal. It is slated to premiere Jan. 20.
Watch the trailer above.
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